Selling a home has a lot of variables: home inspections, financing, title liens and more. Some of these variable can cause delays in the sale of the home and cost thousands of dollars. However, other variables and cost a few dollars yet still cause time delays that are unnecessary and preventable.

One item that is very common for sellers to miss in earthquake straps on a hot water tank. What are earthquake straps? Earthquake straps aka .. hot water tank straps, hot water heater restraints, metal bands .. . etc, are metal straps that secure a hot water tank in its location so it does tip during an earthquake or if someone tries to climb on it.

In the below video, Toby explains why earthquake straps are important to a seller and buyer when a home is being purchased using financing.